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, we'll need an army of scientists to lean on. president obama did his part today hosting the white house science fair. he even jumped on a stationary bike for a first-hand look at one project. president obama said now is the time to give scientists of all ages a shout out. >> obama: as a culture, we're great consumers of technology but we're not always properly respecting the people who are in the labs and, you know behind the scenes creating the stuff that we now take for granted. >> michael: the guy didn't even break a sweat. the white house is backing up that talk with the launch of a new ameri-corps program to promote science education. and earth day is the last day the state department will receive public comments on the proposed keystone xl pipeline. there's been a trove of misinformation about what the pipeline actually delivers, so get out a piece of paper and jot down these handy facts from "think progress" as you prepare your comments . . . make your voice heard by sending an email to the state department at keystone comments@state.gov. we also put a
is just destroyed. >> reporter: again, tamron, the white house announcing that president obama and the first lady will head to a memorial service on thursday for those killed in the explosion. this town is still shaken and the president once again taking on the role of comforter in chief. >> thank you, gabe. right now, flooding from heavy rains is causing havoc in at least six midwestern states. this could be just the beginning. at least three people have died and floodwaters caused the rescues, force evacuations and close roads and bridges. near st. louis, more than 100 barges broke free in the rain swollen mississippi, disrupting river traffic. a frantic sandbagging effort is underway in some places as the mississippi and other rivers keep rising. this is all the result of fast -- last week's torrential storms which dumped a month's worth of rain in a matter of hours. meantime, more rain is expected. the weather channel meteorologist kelly cass joins us with the latest. what can you tell us? >> not just a heavy rain but the snow melt that is adding to the rivers rising. we're
in earlier for a conversation with the former first couple. >> president obama hosted their annual white house science fair earlier today which drew student winners from around the country. this is 20 minutes. [applause] >> thank you, everybody. have a seat. welcome to the white house science fair, one of my favorite events through the course of the year, and i just had a chance to see some of the outstanding exhibits that have been put forward by some of these american -- amazing young people, and let me just start by saying in my official capacity as president, this stuff is really cool. [laughter] i want to say thank you to these incredible young people for explaining to me what the heck is going on. everyone of you is enormously talented, obviously, but there is also a community of people that help them succeed, and teachers who believe in them and challenge them to do even more. all of them have loving parents and mentors and families. i not only want to give the young people a round of applause, but all the parents, teachers, principals and everyone who was involved, give yourselve
an ambassador from the middle east told me in year one about president obama. i thought he was extraordinarily moving at the state of the union. but said from the mistake they make, richard, i'm sure you heard this a lot. mistake they make at the white house in twine they blebelieve speech is the end instead of the speech the mean to get to the end. you start there. but you have to do the lyndon johnson, the george w. bush which is -- >> you think they are. the most salient fact in maureen's column is the person they are sending up to the hill is practically invisible. they think they are bending ears and doing politics but it's so ineffectual the result is what the result was. >> i've always had this saying when i was in congress and, mike, you'll remember the quote. from the great pitcher dizzy dean. it always help if you think the batter is a little dizzy. i always made sure when i went into a negotiation politically the other person knew i was going to die before i was going to lose. if it was something that was really important to me. i say i'm going to lose this but i'm taking you down w
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